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Knowledge Waits: All of Marvel's Characters From Their 1993 Annuals

Fabian Nicieza clearly took these Annuals seriously, as they all tied into his regular series, like in X-Force Annual #2, where soon-to-be-regular-X-Force artist Tony Daniel (and a bunch of inkers) joined Nicieza in introducing Adam-X the X-Treme, a mutant manhunter with mysterious Shi'ar origins (at one point he was going to be the third Summers brother)...

Nicieza used Adam-X a lot in X-Force, then he used him in X-Men for a spotlight issue and then he used him in Captain Marvel. So, again, by sure force of will, Nicieza kept a lot of his creations alive.

Not so much, though, for Empyrean, who Nicieza introduced in a super-duper somber X-Men Annual #2 with art by Aron Wesenfeld and a bunch of inkers, who was running essentially a leper colony for mutants with the Legacy Virus...

That was pretty much it for Empyrean.

Okay, that's the long and the short of it (well, mostly the long)! I hope you enjoyed this look at the 1993 Marvel Annuals! Hopefully we've given current Marvel writers some good ideas for characters to bring back (and then kill off, of course).

If you have any suggestions for future Knowedge Waits installments, drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com

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